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04/07/14 USAS Payment Processing Changes Effective April 7
04/04/14 Warrant Pickup Authorization Form Due April 22
03/28/14 Is Your Agency or University Ready for April 7?
03/28/14 State Agency Payment Search URL Changes
03/21/14 How Employees and Other Payees Can Find Their New TINs
03/21/14 Deadlines Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
03/07/14 Fiscal 2013 Citizen-Centric Report Now Available
03/03/14 Comptroller System Payee Number Conversion Phase 3 Completed
03/01/14 Initial Conversion File Extracts Now Available
02/28/14 File Submission Deadlines Extended to 4 p.m.
02/28/14 Second Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by March 30
02/26/14 Online Systems to be Unavailable March 1 for the Payee Number Conversion
02/21/14 Reminder – Is Your Agency Ready for the Payee Number Conversion?
02/21/14 Reminder – Action Needed on Updated SPA Class Codes
02/19/14 CAPPS Financials Sandbox
02/14/14 Texas Transparency Adds Tool to Graph Agency Spending
02/14/14 Reminder — Use the Current Forms Available on FMX
02/07/14 Updated TINS Direct Deposit Web-based Training Available
02/07/14 FAQs Now Cover the New TINS Mid-Day Validation Tool
02/03/14 New TINS Mid-Day Validation Process Available to Test
01/27/14 TINS Mid-Day Validation File Layouts Available to Prepare for Testing
01/17/14 Payroll Stuffer Provides Information on Earned Income Tax Credit
01/17/14 Reminder – Action Needed on Updated SPA Class Codes
01/10/14 March 1–2 Confirmed for Comptroller System Conversion
01/10/14 Production Conversion Cross Reference Extracts Available Without a Request
01/10/14 New Transparency Website Now Available
01/03/14 Deadlines Approaching for Fourth Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
01/03/14 ACR Migrates to Create Reassociation Trace Numbers in TINS and USAS
01/03/14 Reminder – Last Day to Request an Extension for Submission of New 7 TINs
12/13/13 New USPS Screen Displays Additional Medicare Tax
12/13/13 Change URL to Where the Money Goes on Your Agency Website
12/13/13 Does Federal Healthcare Payment Mandate Apply to Your Agency?
12/13/13 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
12/06/13 First Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by Dec. 30
12/06/13 Direct Deposit Reversal Request Deadline Changed to 10 a.m. on Dec. 31
12/06/13 Warrant Pickup Availability During the Holidays
12/06/13 Reminder – Extension Requests for Submission of New 7 TINs Accepted until Jan. 6
12/06/13 CAPPS Maintenance Scheduled for Dec. 8
11/26/13 Change URL to Where the Money Goes on Your Agency Website
11/26/13 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
11/22/13 Does Federal Healthcare Payment Mandate Apply to Your Agency?
11/22/13 Personal Safety Exception to Open Records Requests Available
11/22/13 CAPPS FIN Level 1 Agency Support Staff
11/22/13 Reminder – Warrants Available for Pickup 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27
11/22/13 Reminder – Direct Deposit Reversal Request Deadline Changed to 10 a.m. on Nov. 29
11/15/13 USAS Procedures for CY 2013 1099 Reporting Available
11/15/13 2013 USPS Calendar Year-End Close Process, Schedule and Manual Now Online
11/15/13 Direct Deposit Reversal Request Deadline Changed to 10 a.m. on Nov. 29
11/15/13 Warrants Available for Pickup 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27
11/14/13 CAPPS Financials Non-Production Environments To Be Unavailable
11/08/13 2013 Texas Annual Cash Report Published
11/08/13 Reminder – Important AFR Deadlines
11/08/13 Reminder – Fiscal Management System Survey Due by Nov. 15
11/04/13 TINS Batch Testing Now Available in Agency Setup
11/01/13 Extension Requests for Submission of New 7 TINs Accepted from Nov. 4 to Jan. 6
11/01/13 CAPPS Environments Unavailable Nov. 3
10/25/13 TINS Payee Number Conversion Batch Testing Available Nov. 4
10/11/13 Benefit Replacement Pay Leveling Election Due
10/11/13 Reminder – Property Transfer Spreadsheet Due for Institutions of Higher Education Not Reporting to SPA
10/07/13 TINS Payee Number Conversion ACR to Migrate Oct. 12
10/04/13 Deadlines Approaching for Third Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
09/30/13 TINS ACR Migrates Oct. 5 to Prepare for the March 2014 Conversion
09/30/13 Payee Number Conversion Tutorial Now Available
09/30/13 TINS Classroom Training Now Covers the Conversion
09/30/13 Additional Accounting Policy Statements Have Been Updated
09/27/13 Final Fiscal 2013 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Oct. 9
09/27/13 Fourth Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by Oct. 30
09/27/13 2013 State Employee Charitable Campaign Update
09/27/13 CAPPS Maintenance on Sept. 29
09/20/13 Institutions of Higher Education Required to Follow State Property Accounting Policies and Procedures
09/20/13 Sept. 28 is First Property Transfer Deadline for Institutions of Higher Education Not Using SPA
09/13/13 Higher Education Institutions Must Enter Expenditure Activity for USAS/ABEST Reconciliation by Oct. 15
09/13/13 HRIS Employees Without Reappointments Report Available Sept. 20 With Corrections Due Sept. 27
09/13/13 Reminder – Physical Inventory Due Sept. 20
09/06/13 USAS 1099 Web-Based Training Updated
09/03/13 USPS and SPRS ACRs Create Additional Payroll Retirement Contribution Deduction
08/30/13 Accounting Policy Statements Updated
08/30/13 Security Now Required to View File Layout Extracts on FMX
08/30/13 Proceeds From the Sale of Surplus Property Go to GR
08/30/13 Agencies and Some Institutions of Higher Education Required to Make Payroll Contribution for Group Health Insurance
08/30/13 Preliminary Fiscal 2013 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Sept. 13
08/29/13 Action Needed on Updated SPA Class Codes
08/29/13 Fiscal 2013 Property Inventory Due Sept. 20
08/23/13 Do Not Set an Effective End Date on Certain RTIs
08/23/13 Reminder – Updated Direct Deposit Reversal Request Form Required
08/23/13 Reminder – HRIS Reappointments EFT #1 Now Being Accepted
08/16/13 USAS User Group Meeting Set for Aug. 22
08/16/13 Agencies Must Have Separate D23 Fund for Each Local Fund by Sept. 1
08/16/13 Online Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
08/16/13 SPA Updates
08/16/13 Reminder – HRIS Reappointments EFT #1 Now Being Accepted
08/09/13 SAO 2014–2015 Conversion Manual Available
08/02/13 Payee Number Conversion Updates
08/02/13 Additional Payroll Retirement Contribution Begins With September Pay Period
08/02/13 Legislative Changes Affecting Salary Administration Outlined
08/02/13 Report on Certain Salary Supplements Due by Sept. 15
07/26/13 Guidelines for Fiscal 2014/15 Salary Increases Available Now
07/26/13 Reserve Law Enforcement Officer Leave Added to USPS
07/19/13 Callback/Reversal Form Updated and Renamed Direct Deposit Reversal Request Form
07/19/13 Late Payment Interest Rate Will Remain at 4.25 Percent for Fiscal 2014
07/19/13 HB 6 Limits New Accounts, Funds and Revenue Dedications
07/19/13 Follow USPS Fiscal Year-End Close Process in Preparation for Fiscal 2014
07/19/13 Reminder – Aug. 2 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2014 USAS Budget Entries
07/19/13 Reminder – Register and Download Handout for USPS User Group Meeting on July 30
07/19/13 Reminder – Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Report Acknowledgement Form Due July 23
07/08/13 USPS User Group Meeting Set for July 30
07/03/13 SPRS Fiscal Year-End Processing Instructions Are Now Available
07/03/13 Deadlines Approaching for Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
06/28/13 Information for USAS Annual Close Process for Fiscal 2013 Now Online
06/28/13 HRIS Higher Education Reappointments Schedule Now Online
06/28/13 Reminder – Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/21/13 Aug. 2 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2014 USAS Budget Entries
06/21/13 New USAS AIM Report to be Added July 1
06/14/13 Local Funds Spreadsheet Arrives at Agencies on June 18
06/07/13 Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/07/13 Reminder: Register and Download Handout for the June 13 Payee Number Conversion Class or Webinar
05/31/13 Attend the Payee Number Conversion Class or Webinar on June 13
05/31/13 USPS Reflects Additional Medicare Tax Rate in Reports
05/31/13 USAS Profile Rollover to FY/AY14 Set for June 22
05/24/13 Reminder – Authorization Updates Due for Changes to Statewide Payroll/Personnel Systems
05/17/13 Extract Information and Matrix Added to Payee Number Conversion Resources
05/10/13 CAPPS HR/Payroll Environments Unavailable May 17–19
05/10/13 CAPPS Financials UAT Unavailable May 14
05/06/13 Warrant Special Handling Process Changed
05/03/13 CAPPS Financials Production and Non-Production Environments Down May 11–12 for Maintenance
05/03/13 Reminder: Register and Print Handouts for the USPS and SPRS User Group Meeting on May 7
04/26/13 Authorization Updates Due for Changes to Statewide Payroll/Personnel Systems
04/22/13 Accounting Policy Statement 029 Updated
04/15/13 IRS-Issued ITINs Can Now Be Used in TINS
04/15/13 USPS and SPRS User Group Meeting Set for May 7
04/05/13 Reminder – Deadlines Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
03/28/13 Updated USAS T-Code Reference Guide Available
03/22/13 Deadlines Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
03/22/13 Reminder – Register and Print Handouts for the SPA User Group Meeting on March 28
03/15/13 USPS and SPRS ACRs Prepare for Payee Number Conversion
03/08/13 SPA User Group Meeting Set for March 28 – Register in Advance in Training Center
03/01/13 Second Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by March 30
02/22/13 Payee Number Conversion Update
02/22/13 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available March 9
02/15/13 Final Copies of the EEO Report Available Feb. 28
02/08/13 USAS Reference Updated
02/08/13 Preliminary Copies of the EEO Report Available Feb. 14
01/22/13 Information on Lifetime Service Credit Added to Payroll/Personnel Resource
01/15/13 CAPPS HR Environments Down for Maintenance This Weekend
01/07/13 USPS Tables Updated with Tax Changes
01/07/13 Deadlines Approaching for Fourth Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
12/20/12 Summary of Calendar Year 2013 Tax Changes Now Available
12/14/12 BlueZone for Windows 7 Now Available
12/14/12 Reminder – Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
12/01/12 CAPPS HCM: Production Environments Down Jan. 6 for Maintenance
12/01/12 CAPPS FIN: Texas Enterprise Portal Production Environment Down Jan. 5-6 for Maintenance
11/30/12 Handout Information for Dec. 4 Payee Number Conversion Update Meetings
11/26/12 Register in Training Center for Dec. 4 Meetings on Payee Number Conversion
11/26/12 CAPPS: Texas Enterprise Portal Financials UAT Environment Down Dec. 1 for Maintenance
11/19/12 New State Agency Payment Search Now Available
11/19/12 USPS Calendar Year-End Close Process, Schedule and Manual Updated for 2012
11/16/12 Child Support Deduction Contacts for Other States Posted on FMX
11/16/12 New IAT and TINS IAT Indicator Web-based Tutorial Available
11/15/12 New State Payment Search Now Available
11/13/12 Dec. 4 Meeting to Cover Payee 2-Based Number Conversion to Generic TINs
11/09/12 2012 Texas Annual Cash Report Now Available
11/02/12 USAS Procedures for CY 2012 1099 Reporting Available Now
10/26/12 Reminder — All Institutions of Higher Education Must Submit LDD Property Form by Nov. 1
10/12/12 All Institutions of Higher Education Must Submit LDD Property Form by Nov. 1
10/12/12 Reminder – Property Transfer Spreadsheet Due for Institutions of Higher Education Not Reporting to SPA
10/12/12 Benefit Replacement Pay Leveling Election Due
10/05/12 Deadlines Approaching for Third Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
10/02/12 Fourth Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by Oct. 30
10/01/12 New Policy Statements Added to Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource
10/01/12 2012 State Employee Charitable Campaign Update
10/01/12 Final Fiscal 2012 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Oct. 9
09/21/12 Reminder – Sept. 28 is First Property Transfer Entry Deadline for Institutions of Higher Education Not Reporting to SPA
09/14/12 New FPP Addresses Local Operating Funds
09/14/12 New DAFR Created to Assist Agencies Reporting Funds at the Agency Fund Level
09/14/12 Vendor ID on Deduction Transactions No Longer Validated in HRIS
09/14/12 HRIS Employees Without Reappointments Report Available Sept. 21; Corrections Due Sept. 28
09/14/12 Higher Education Institutions Must Enter Expenditure Activity for USAS/ABEST Reconciliation by Oct. 15
09/14/12 New State Payment Search Coming Soon
09/14/12 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Delayed
09/11/12 SPA Video Tutorials Available Now
09/07/12 Reminder – Submit Physical Inventory of Property Form by Sept. 20
08/31/12 USAS Interagency Transactions Web-based Training Available Now
08/31/12 Property Transfer Deadlines Set and Instructions Clarified for Institutions of Higher Education Not Reporting to SPA
08/31/12 USPS Military Leave Changes Migrated Aug. 30
08/31/12 Preliminary Fiscal 2012 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Sept. 14
08/27/12 Institutions of Higher Education Not Reporting to SPA Now Have a Process to Report Property Transfers
08/24/12 Payment Scheduling and Prompt Payment Tabs Now Available in eXpendit
08/24/12 Submit Physical Inventory of Property Form by Sept. 20
08/24/12 Reminder – Do Not Set an Effective End Date on Certain RTIs
08/24/12 Reminder – HRIS Reappointments EFT #1 Now Being Accepted
08/17/12 Online Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
08/17/12 SPA/AFR Reconciliation Deadlines Approaching
08/17/12 Note SPA Year-End Close Processing Dates and Activities
08/17/12 Reminder – HRIS Reappointments EFT #1 Now Being Accepted
08/03/12 Follow USPS Fiscal Year-End Close Process in Preparation for Fiscal 2013
08/03/12 Report on Certain Salary Supplements Due by Sept. 15
07/20/12 Late Payment Interest Rate Will Remain at 4.25 Percent for Fiscal 2013
07/20/12 Reminder – Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Report Acknowledgement Form Due July 24
07/20/12 Reminder – Aug. 3 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2013 USAS Budget Entries
07/06/12 Deadlines Approaching for Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
06/29/12 Information for USAS Annual Close Process for Fiscal 2012 Now Online
06/29/12 SPRS Fiscal Year-End Processing Instructions Now Available
06/29/12 HRIS Higher Education Reappointments Schedule Announced
06/29/12 Reminder – Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/28/12 SPRS Now Provides a Nightly Comma-delimited File of Exception Messages
06/25/12 Aug. 3 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2013 USAS Budget Entries
06/25/12 New Policy Statements Added to Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource
06/15/12 AY 2012 Earned Federal Funds Reminders
06/13/12 REVISED DATE/TIME — Register Now for the July 24 AFR Update Webinar
06/11/12 USAS User Group Meeting Set for June 20 – Register in Advance in Training Center
06/01/12 USAS Profile Rollover to FY/AY13 Set for June 23
06/01/12 Third Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by June 30
05/30/12 All Non-Production CAPPS Environments Are Now Available
05/11/12 International Payments Now Require Additional Form and Agency Entry in TINS
05/11/12 New TINS Mail Code Indicators for Vendors Now Available
05/11/12 New TINS Mail Code Indicators Affect Certain Payments to the IRS and Federal Bankruptcy Courts
04/27/12 APS 011 Has Been Updated
04/27/12 Direct Deposit Will Remain Active for Terminated USPS Employees
04/27/12 New Policy Statements Added to Texas Payroll/ Personnel Resource
04/24/12 TINS Direct Deposit Web–based Training Now Available
04/16/12 Comptroller Systems to Undergo Maintenance April 20 – 22
04/13/12 Take the TINS Direct Deposit Web-based Training
04/11/12 TINS Enhanced to Provide Self-Check Digit and Full Charter Numbers
04/09/12 Reminder – Deadlines Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
04/09/12 Warrant Pickup Authorization Form Due by April 20
03/30/12 Warrants Available for Pick-up Good Friday Before 11 a.m.
03/30/12 Agency Payment Process for Outside Legal Counsel Changed April 1
03/29/12 Comptroller Systems to Undergo Maintenance March 30 — April 1
03/23/12 Deadlines Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
03/22/12 Comptroller Systems to Undergo Maintenance March 25
02/17/12 Social Security Tax Rate Update
02/17/12 New HRIS Fields Indicate Personal Data Employee May Choose to Protect
02/17/12 Final Copies of the EEO Report Available Feb. 28
02/10/12 Preliminary Copies of the EEO Report Available Feb. 14
02/10/12 Security Access Includes Sign-On Requirements
02/10/12 Reminder – Register in Training Center for the USAS User Group Meeting on Feb. 15
02/03/12 USAS User Group Meeting Set for Feb. 15 – Register in Advance in Training Center
01/30/12 USPS and SPRS to Include Roth Plan Deductions
01/25/12 Statewide ERP Update for Agency Executive Management Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 27
01/23/12 Update – Web-based Systems to be Available Jan. 29
01/20/12 Web-based Systems to Undergo Maintenance Jan. 22 and 29
01/13/12 1099 Mail Code Lookup Now Available in TINS
01/06/12 Renewals Due for Bailment Contracts
01/03/12 Tobacco User Premium Differential Deduction Added to USPS, SPRS and HRIS
12/29/11 Deadlines Approaching for Fourth Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
12/27/11 OASDI Tax Rate Temporarily Extended at 4.2 Percent Until Feb. 29, 2012
12/16/11 Reminder – Agencies Must Request State Unclaimed Property by Dec. 31
12/09/11 Property Manager List Now Available on FMX
12/08/11 Reminder - Submission of Protected Health Information Prohibited in USAS
12/01/11 Congress Repeals IRS 3 Percent Withholding Requirement
12/01/11 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available Dec. 9
11/18/11 USPS and SPRS Reflect That Personal Information of Certain OAG Employees Should Be Protected
11/18/11 2011 USPS Calendar Year-End Close Process, Schedule and Manual Now Available
11/18/11 USAS Procedures for CY 2011 1099 Reporting Available Now
11/18/11 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
11/10/11 Reminder – Fiscal Management System Survey Due by Nov. 18
11/10/11 Submission of Protected Health Information Prohibited in USAS
11/08/11 2011 Texas Annual Cash Report Now Available
11/04/11 Take the 2011 Fiscal Management Tools and System Survey by Nov. 18
10/28/11 Submit Request for ERP Projects Under Consideration
10/28/11 USPS and SPRS User Group Meetings Set for Nov. 14 and 15
10/27/11 Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource Available Now
10/14/11 Reminder – Institutions of Higher Ed Must Report LDD Information
10/07/11 Deadlines Approaching for Third Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
10/07/11 Benefit Replacement Pay Leveling Election Due
10/03/11 Accounting Policy Statements Have Been Updated
10/03/11 USPS and SPRS Now Include Confidentiality of Emergency Contact Information Field
09/30/11 Systems Are Now Available
09/30/11 Comptroller Recommends Changing Payroll Dates On or Before Columbus Day Holiday
09/30/11 Final Fiscal 2011 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Oct. 7
09/19/11 New LDD Web Form Available for Institutions of Higher Education
09/16/11 2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign Update
09/16/11 HRIS Employees Without Reappointments Report Available Sept. 22 With Corrections Due Sept. 30
09/16/11 Higher Education Institutions Must Enter Expenditure Activity for USAS/ABEST Reconciliation by Oct. 15
09/16/11 Direct Deposit Returned Money Items Notification Now Sent Via Encrypted Email
09/16/11 Proceeds From the Sale of Surplus Property Go to GR
09/16/11 Reminder – Poll Employees to Prepare for New Employee Data Release Indicator Fields by Sept. 30
09/06/11 CAPPS System Page Now Available on FMX
09/02/11 Preliminary Fiscal 2011 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Sept. 16
08/29/11 Poll Employees to Prepare for New Employee Data Release Indicator Fields by Sept. 30
08/26/11 USPS and SPRS ACRs Migrate to Create Payroll Health Insurance Contribution Deduction to Create Payroll Health Insurance Contribution
08/26/11 Accounting Policy Statements Have Been Updated
08/26/11 Submit Physical Inventory of Property Form by Sept. 20
08/26/11 Do Not Set an Effective End Date on Certain RTIs
08/26/11 New Ad Hoc Reports Transmitted for 2011 AFR
08/26/11 Institutions of Higher Education Exempted From Reporting to SPA
08/22/11 Mainframe Down to Revert Financial System Log In Change to Teleview
08/22/11 USPS Down at 2:15 p.m.
08/19/11 Reminder – HRIS Reappointments EFT #1 Now Being Accepted
08/19/11 SPA/AFR Reconciliation Deadlines Approaching
08/19/11 Note SPA Year-End Close Processing Dates and Activities
08/19/11 Final Copies of the 2011 EEO-4 Report Available Aug. 23
08/19/11 Online Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
08/12/11 Reminder — Financial System Log In Change Effective Aug. 22
08/12/11 Legislative Changes Affecting Salary Administration Outlined
08/12/11 FMQuery Confidential Report Navigation to Change Aug. 16
08/10/11 SAO 2012–2013 Conversion Manual Available
08/05/11 Report on Certain Salary Supplements Due by Sept. 15
07/29/11 Agencies and Some Institutions of Higher Education Required to Make Payroll Contribution for Group Health Insurance
07/22/11 Preview Financial System Log In Change Before Aug. 22 Launch
07/22/11 Ensure Cities and Counties Are Paid by Direct Deposit
07/22/11 Reminder: Aug. 5 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2012 USAS Budget Entries
07/22/11 Reminder – Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Report Acknowledgement Form Due July 29
07/21/11 FMQuery — SIRS Confidential Report Navigation to Change in August
07/15/11 Direct Deposit Account Type Errors Prevented in USPS
07/15/11 Late Payment Interest Rate Will Remain at 4.25 Percent for Fiscal 2012
07/15/11 Updated FPP on Processing Third-Party Transactions in USAS Now Available
07/15/11 Follow USPS Fiscal Year-End Close Process in Preparation for Fiscal 2012
07/13/11 ISAS Added to FMX Communication Flow
07/11/11 USPS and SPRS User Group Meetings Set for July 18 and 19
07/11/11 Process Supplemental Appropriations and Reductions in USAS by July 29
07/11/11 Warrant Print Program Modified for TINS, USPS and SPRS
07/08/11 Reminder – Take the 2011 Fiscal Management Customer Service Survey by July 15
07/08/11 Reminder – Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
07/08/11 Follow SPRS Fiscal Year–End Processing Instructions
07/08/11 Deadlines Approaching for Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
07/01/11 HRIS Higher Education Reappointments Schedule Now Online
07/01/11 Preliminary Copies of the 2011 EEO-4 Report Available July 26
07/01/11 Information for USAS Annual Close Process for Fiscal 2011 Now Online
07/01/11 AFR Reporting Requirements Now Available
06/24/11 Free Webinar Scheduled for July 14 on Upcoming IRS 3 Percent Withholding Requirements for Contractor Payments
06/24/11 Aug. 5 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2012 USAS Budget Entries
06/17/11 Take the 2011 Fiscal Management Customer Service Survey by July 15
06/17/11 Remove Confidential Data From TINS Addresses Immediately
06/10/11 GASB 54 Guidance Includes New USAS GL Accounts and T-Codes
06/10/11 Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/10/11 USAS Profile Rollover to 2012 Set for June 18
06/03/11 IRS Issues Final Rules on 3 Percent Payment Withholding Requirement and Delays Implementation Date
05/27/11 USAS User Group Meeting Set for June 15 — Register in Advance in Training Center
05/20/11 401(k) Process to Change June 1 for USPS and SPRS Agencies
05/20/11 Reminder – USPS/SPRS User Group Meeting Set for May 26 – Register in Advance in Training Center
05/20/11 Reminder – Authorization Updates Due for Changes to Statewide Payroll/Personnel Systems
05/16/11 Requirements Clarified for CBA and CLIBA Payments
05/09/11 Do Not Enter Confidential or Sensitive Information in the USAS Invoice Number or Description Fields
05/09/11 Confidential Information Must be Encrypted Before Emailing to Fiscal Management
05/06/11 USPS/SPRS User Group Meeting Set for May 26 – Register in Advance in Training Center
05/03/11 Authorization Updates Due for Changes to Statewide Payroll/Personnel Systems
04/19/11 Update: Deadline Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
04/13/11 Warrants Available for Pickup Good Friday Before 11 a.m.
04/01/11 USPS FAQs on State Service Now Available
03/25/11 Deadlines Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
03/04/11 USPS Report 58 Layout Changes Complete
03/04/11 USPS Agencies Can Request Autoload of Employee Deferred Compensation Plan Changes
02/25/11 Information Now Available on Paycards for Payroll Net Pay
02/18/11 Agenda and Handout Available for USPS User Group Meeting on Feb. 25
02/11/11 FMQuery-SIRS Upgrade Improves Availability and Performance
02/07/11 Register in Advance in Training Center for USPS User Group Meeting on Feb. 25
02/07/11 Final Copies of the EEO Report Available Feb. 22
02/01/11 Preliminary Copies of the EEO Report Available Feb. 4
01/21/11 Learn About the System Changes Under Way to Meet the IRS 3 Percent Withholding Requirement
01/21/11 Updated TINS Guide and Direct Deposit Forms Reflect Shorter Prenote Period
01/20/11 Veteran Reports Delivered Jan. 19
01/18/11 Reminder: Register in Training Center for the Next USAS User Group Meeting on Jan. 24
01/14/11 Employee Social Security Tax Rate Change Applied in USPS
01/07/11 Register in Training Center for the Next USAS User Group Meeting on Jan. 24
12/30/10 Deadlines Approaching for Fourth Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
12/30/10 Tax Changes Applied for 2011 in USPS
12/10/10 New SPA Screen Allows Agencies to Add Prior Year Transactions
12/03/10 Reminder: Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
12/03/10 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available Dec. 9
11/19/10 Updated Comptroller Manual of Accounts Now Available
11/19/10 2010 USPS Calendar Year-End Close Process, Schedule and Manual Now Available
11/18/10 Important AFR Deadline Reminders
11/12/10 Winter Statewise Covers From A (ARRA) to X (eXpendit)
11/12/10 USAS FAQs on the ITV/RTI Process Now Available
11/05/10 USAS Procedures for 1099 Reporting for Calendar Year 2010 Are Now Available
11/05/10 2010 Texas Annual Cash Report Now Available
10/29/10 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
10/22/10 Revised Payroll Policy Statements Now Available Online
10/15/10 Savings Bond Payroll Deductions End Dec. 1
10/11/10 Update to FMQuery Required Web Address Change
10/08/10 Deadlines Approaching for Third Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
10/01/10 State Employee Charitable Campaign Update
10/01/10 Final Fiscal 2010 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Oct. 7
10/01/10 Benefit Replacement Pay Leveling Election Due
10/01/10 USPS FAQs on HR/Personnel Now Available
10/01/10 Let Us Know How to Improve FMX — Take the FMX User Survey
09/29/10 Comptroller Recommends Changing Payroll Dates On or Before Columbus Day Holiday
09/27/10 Note Change in URL for FMQuery Upgrade
09/24/10 TINS Online Entry Web-based Training Now Available
09/22/10 HRIS Employees Without Reappointments Report Delayed
09/17/10 HRIS Employees Without Reappointments Report Available Sept. 22 With Corrections Due Sept. 29
09/17/10 USAS FAQs on the Batch Process Now Available
09/17/10 FMQuery to Feature Upgraded Software
09/10/10 Reminder: Submit Physical Inventory of Property Form by Sept. 20
09/03/10 Higher Education Institutions Must Enter Expenditure Activity for USAS/ABEST Reconciliation by Oct. 15
08/30/10 Submit Physical Inventory of Property Form by Sept. 20
08/27/10 Problems Viewing FMX Excel Files?
08/25/10 SPA/AFR Reconciliation Deadlines Approaching
08/25/10 Instructions Available for New Financial Reporting Web Applications
08/25/10 SPA Year-End Close — Processing Dates and Activities
08/25/10 APS 001 Has Been Updated
08/20/10 SPA PAUVAL Screen Now Prevents Negative Balance and Allows Multiple Transactions
08/20/10 Reminder: HRIS Reappointments EFT #1 Now Being Accepted
08/20/10 Online Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
08/13/10 Fall Issue of Statewise Says ‘Goodbye’ to the Old Fiscal Year and ‘Hello’ to the New
08/13/10 USPS FAQs on Fiscal Year-End Now Available
08/12/10 Reminder: Use Excel Benefit Voucher Data Worksheet for AY 2011 Benefit Budget Entries
08/09/10 Warrant Hold Web-based Training Now Available
08/06/10 System Changes Planned to Meet IRS 3 Percent Withholding Requirement
08/06/10 Report on Certain Salary Supplements Due in September
08/06/10 Guidance Issued on the Implementation of GASB 54 for Fiscal 2011 Annual Financial Reports
07/30/10 Revised Payroll Policy Statements Now Available
07/23/10 Late Payment Interest Rate Will Remain at 4.25 Percent for Fiscal 2011
07/23/10 Reminder: Aug. 2 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2011 USAS Budget Entries
07/23/10 All SPA Ad Hoc Reports Now Generated Daily
07/19/10 Higher Education Institutions No Longer Need to Send HRIS Specifications Form
07/16/10 USPS Fiscal Year-End Close Resources for Fiscal 2010 Are Now Available
07/16/10 Reminder: Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Report Acknowledgement Form Due July 23
07/08/10 Use Excel Benefit Voucher Data Worksheet for AY 2011 Benefit Budget Entries
07/08/10 Reminder: Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts Due July 19
07/01/10 SPA Fiscal Balances Certification Form Updated
07/01/10 HRIS Higher Education Reappointments Schedule Now Online
07/01/10 SPRS Fiscal Year-End Processing Instructions Are Now Available
06/28/10 Check Where the Money Goes Link and Suggest Additions to the Open Data Center
06/24/10 Advisory for Payrolls With Payment Dates of July 2 or 5
06/24/10 Information for USAS Annual Close Process for Fiscal 2010 Now Online
06/17/10 Take the 2010 Fiscal Management Customer Service Survey by July 16
06/16/10 Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/16/10 USPS Leave Accounting Web-based Training Now Available
06/15/10 SPA Process User's Guide Updated
06/15/10 Aug. 2 Deadline Set for FY11 USAS Budget Entries
06/10/10 Confidential Indicator Policy Change for ETVs
06/09/10 SPA PAUVAL Screen to Prevent Negative Balance and Allow Multiple Transactions
06/03/10 USAS Profile Rollover to FY/AY11 Set for June 19
06/03/10 SPA to Edit Dates When Adding a Property and Allow the Addition of Prior Fiscal Year Property
06/02/10 Reminder: Five SPA Ad Hoc Reports Now Generated Daily
06/01/10 USPS FAQs on Deductions Now Available
05/28/10 ProjectONE Launches New Website
05/10/10 USPS Has New Edits for Prior State Service and Hazardous Duty Entry
05/10/10 Comptroller's Expanded Transparency Website Provides More Complete View Into Texas Government
04/29/10 Five SPA Ad Hoc Reports Now Generated Daily
04/23/10 USPS Agencies Receive Expanded Direct Deposit Information on NOC Report
04/19/10 Reminder — Submit ERP Review Form or E-mail by April 23
04/19/10 USPS Leave Accounting Provides New Controls and Report Options
03/31/10 USPS FAQs on Payroll Now Available
03/26/10 Submit Review Form for ERP Projects Under Consideration by April 23
03/17/10 Instructions Issued for Processing Appropriation Reduction Transactions in USAS
03/12/10 SPA User Group to Meet March 26
03/10/10 March HRIS Payroll Report Reprint
02/08/10 USPS FAQs Now Available
02/04/10 Final Copies of the EEO Report Available Feb. 19
01/20/10 Preliminary Copies of the EEO Report Available Feb. 4
01/20/10 New Ratio Applicable for Lost Non-High-Risk Assets

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Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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